Romantic Realignments is one of the longest-running research seminars in Oxford.

Past speakers have included Marilyn Butler, Gerard Carruthers, David Chandler, Heather Glen, Paul Muldoon, Philip Shaw, Fiona Stafford and Peter Swaab, to name but a few.

All are very welcome to submit an abstract — we aim to provide a friendly 'workshop' setting in which speakers can try out new papers as well as more finished pieces, and in which lively discussion can flourish.

Held on Thursdays at 5.15pm, Seminar Room A, St Cross (English Faculty) Building.

If you would like to send us an abstract or suggest a speaker, please contact the current convenors Katherine Fender, Sarah Goode and Honor Rieley at:



Welcome to the new year at RR! We have an exciting, diverse schedule for Michaelmas 2011, with eminent speakers across a broad range of writers and topics. We hope to see you at as many sessions as possible, whether you know a little or a lot!

1st Wk - Thursday 13th October: '"Grief-Searching Musing": John Clare and the Landscape of Mourning', Dr. Mark Sandy (Durham University)

3rd Wk - Thursday 27th October: 'Scott's Introductions to the Magnum Edition of the Waverley Novels', Professor Claire Lamont (Newcastle University)

5th Wk - Thursday 10th November: 'Pozzy, Bozzy, and some Origins for Romantic Literary Biography', Professor Jon Mee (University of Warwick)

7th Wk - Thursday 24th November: 'The British Inquisition: Terrorist Aesthetics and Visual Culture in the Romantic Period', Professor Ian Haywood (University of Roehampton)

All in Faculty Seminar Room A (formerly Room 11), at 5:15pm. Everyone warmly welcomed!



Thursdays 5:15-6:45pm (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 5 & 7) English Faculty Room 11
All warmly welcome

(Week 1) 5th May: Prof Diego Saglia (Universita di Parma): ‘The Place/s of the Foreign: European Literatures in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain’

(Week 2) 12th May: Dr Jennie Wawrzinek (Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin): ‘Shelley's Critical Tensions: Decreation and Radical Passivity in the Prose Works’

(Week 3) 19th May: Dr Meiko O'Halloran (University of Newcastle): 'Rewriting the Literary Marketplace: James Hogg's Poetic Mirror (1816)'

(Week 5) 2nd June: Dr Jon Sachs (Concordia University): '"A great deal of ruin in a nation": Decline and Romantic Culture'

(Week 7) 16th June: Dr Alan Rawes (University of Manchester): ‘Derrida and Poetic Form: Deconstructing Shelley's “compelling rhyme schemes”’